& Central Arizona
Nicknamed the "Valley of the Sun," the Greater Phoenix area sees more sunshine than any other metro area in the country. With big-city excitement and outdoor adventures just minutes away, the Phoenix metro area offers the best of both worlds. Explore lively downtowns and quiet neighborhoods, luxury shopping down the road from quirky boutiques, James Beard Award-winning restaurants alongside local dive bars, and world-renowned
museums that share the same zip code as independent art galleries and artisan studios.
Scottsdale, Arizona is located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert at the foot of the scenic McDowell Mountains. It is bordered by Phoenix to the West, the Tonto National Forrest to the North, the McDowell Mountains to the East, and the Salt River to the South.
Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in.
Scottsdale’s vibrant Old Town is considered the finest urban center in Arizona. It is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries
Tempe, Arizona is located southeast of Phoenix and is considered a major suburb of the larger city. Tempe was named after the Valley of Tempe near Mount Olympus in Greece. Arizona State University is located here, as is the head office of US Airways. The city was the host of the Fiesta Bowl, although that event is scheduled to move in the future. The city holds a Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party, which is known as one of the largest New Year's Eve parties in the country. Super Bowl XXX was held in Tempe. The city has a lively mixture of history, shopping, culture, dining, nightlife, sports, and special events to satisfy just about anyone. Fun in the sun is the name of the game in Tempe.
Mesa is a city in Arizona with a population of 479,317. Mesa is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Mesa offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mesa there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mesa and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mesa are above average.
Combine great weather, sports, and affordable housing costs, and what do you get? You get Glendale, Arizona. Located in Maricopa County and one of the four largest cities in Arizona, Glendale is home to Gila River Arena and the University of Phoenix Stadium, popular attractions for sporting events including the 2008 and 2015 Super Bowl.
Glendale has a population of more than 300,000 people with a median home value of $170,000. Glendale is just a 20-minute ride from the state’s capital of Phoenix where the jobs are plenty. Glendale has no shortage of activities and entertainment for residents of all ages. From some of the nation’s best antique shops and Annual Blues & Jazz and Musical Festivals to the Wet N’ Wild Phoenix water park, great food, and nightlife. There’s never a dull moment in the city.
Avondale, incorporated in 1946, experienced rapid residential and commercial growth in the years since 1980. Once primarily a sparsely populated farming community with many acres of alfalfa and cotton fields, Avondale has transformed into a major bedroom suburb for Phoenix. Several major residential subdivisions and shopping centers have recently been built on former farmland, many adjacent to Interstate 10.
Phoenix Children's Hospital has a satellite facility (the Southwest Valley Urgent Care Center), at the corner of Avondale Boulevard and McDowell Road.